High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week

High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week

TIDAL’s music editors are continuously at work crafting new playlists for different themes, genres, moods and occasions, as well as offering you a continuous flow of guest curated and exclusive artist playlists. To help guide you through the constant flow of great new content, we highlight five of our favorites right here. This is the TIDAL High 5.

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Songwriting Hall Of Fame

Last week JAY Z became the very first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In response, HOV curated his own Hall of Fame in the form of a playlist.

And if you’re looking for a little more convincing, check out our It Was Written playlist packed with songs that undisputedly prove why JAY Z belongs in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Talk about rewriting history – and without a pen! Congrats, Mr. Carter.


Frank Ocean

Last week the elusive Frank Ocean put out Blonded, his personally curated playlist featuring an eclectic and characteristic mix of music that ranges from 6lack to the Pixies, and everything in between.

Aside from being Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop’s most elusive and worshipped lead talents, Frank Ocean has long demonstrated himself as a coveted featured artist.

Check out some of his finest guest spots with our expertly curated Guest Verses: Featuring Frank Ocean playlist today.


Murder She Wrote

Anyone who checked their Twitter feed over the weekend saw that things got heated between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma. History has shown us that women on the mic have often delivered some of hip-hop’s most impassioned bars. Check out our Murder She Wrote playlist to hear some of the strongest moments from our favorite female MCs.

And speaking of our favorite female rappers, Remy Ma has returned after a lengthy prison stay to reclaim her rightful place in rap history. Including choice selections from her new album with Fat Joe, Plata O Plomo, check out Mrs. Mackie’s most masterful moments on the microphone with our Reminisce Over You playlist.

That said, if you’re more of a Nicki fan, be sure to check out our Guest Verses: Featuring Nicki Minaj playlist.



There are few genres that understand the power of the guest feature the way that Latin does.

Prince Royce knows how to play well with others—especially if those “others” include Chris Brown, Selena Gomez and Shakira. Freshly out with his new album, FIVE, check out his finest collaborations to date with our Prince Royce & Amigos playlist today.

For more Latin collaborations, you can also check out playlists like  J Balvin & Amigos and Enrique Iglesias & Amigos.


World Sounds: Afropop

Afropop is a relative of afrobeat, the hugely influential genre that developed out of Western African musical styles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Today, afropop artists like Wizkid and Ayo Jay are influencing genres like hip-hop and R&B in the States and all over the world, working with artists like Drake and Chris Brown.

These are some of the African sounds that are currently making an impact globally.

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